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Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball: 'I don't care if people don't find my new show likable'

Ball’s new project Here and Now has been derided as liberal tosh by the Us right and painfully woke by the left. Luckily, he doesn’t care

There are family dramas, and then there is Six Feet Under. Alan Ball’s series about the lives, loves and lies of the Fisher family, which ran for five years between 2001 and 2005, is the family drama by which all others should be judged. A darkly funny mediation on love and death that could infuriate, but always enthralled right up until the memorable final episode, which provided a flash forward to each character’s death.

Now, after a decade spent among the vampires of True Blood and executive producing the boisterous crime drama Banshee, Ball has turned his gaze back on the American family. His new series, Here and Now, which starts on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday, follows the travails and triumphs of
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Berlinale: Studiocanal Introduces ‘One Nation, One King,’ ‘Mia and the White Lion’ (Exclusive)

Studiocanal, the film-tv production-distribution affiliate of Vivendi’s Canal Plus Group, will bring onto the market at Berlin one of France’s biggest plays of the year: “Un peuple, et son roi” (“One Nation, One King”), which Studiocanal will open in France on Sept. 26.

Budgeted at €16.9 million ($20.8 million), “One Nation, One King” is director Pierre Schoeller’s (“The Minister”) attempt to convey the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people, who for the first time were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims.

Those revolutionaries are represented by two of France’s most-awarded young leads: Gaspard Ulliel, who won a best actor Cesar Award for Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” and Adèle Haenel, Cesar-nominated four times in the last decade, winning supporting actress for “Suzanne” and actress for “Love at First Fight.” Olivier Gourmet (“[link
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The Rookie Casts Nathan Fillion's Love Interest With Dark Matter Star

Dark Matter‘s Melissa O’Neil has copped a key role on ABC’s The Rookie, opposite Castle alum Nathan Fillion.

O’Neil has been cast in the coveted role of Lucy, an Lapd rookie who is intelligent, confident, tough and compassionate. She hails from a family of law-breakers, and is the first member of her brood to choose an honest, respectable path. (A previous version of this story listed the character’s last name as Benitez, though that will change.) During Season 1 of the new series, a budding romance develops between her and Fillion’s title character, John Nolan.
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ABC Drama ‘The Rookie’ Casts Afton Williamson, Eric Winter

The straight-to-series ABC drama “The Rookie” has cast Afton Williamson and Eric Winter opposite series lead Nathan Fillion, Variety has learned.

Inspired by a true story, “The Rookie” follows John Nolan (Fillion), the oldest rookie in the Lapd. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.

Williamson will play Talia Bishop, a newly promoted training officer whose first assignment is Fillion’s forty year old rookie. Winter will play Tim Bradford, an overbearing training officer.

Williamson previously starred in the VH1 series “The Breaks.” She also had roles in shows like “The Night Of” at HBO, “Banshee” at [link
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10 Best TV Shows to See in February: Tupac & Biggie, Clapton Doc and More

10 Best TV Shows to See in February: Tupac & Biggie, Clapton Doc and More
Yes, the TV season kicks back in full swing following the winter hiatus that often seeps into the first half of January – which means what, exactly? How about a few high-profile premieres (including welcome regular gigs for small-screen favorites Glenn Howerton, Christina Hendricks and Parks and Rec alumna Retta)? Or a host of miniseries and specials, from an Eric Clapton bio-doc to a new true-crime series devoted to Biggie and Tupac murders? Or the self-proclaimed "Cocoa Khaleesis" of 2 Dope Queens breaking out on their HBO? Here's what you'll be tuning in to,
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Ice Cream Truck on DVD

Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck was released on DVD November 14 via Uncork’d Entertainment.

Now you can own The Ice Cream Truck on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie that starts with the letter ‘I’ ? (mine is The Incredible Melting Man!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

Available from Amazon, the DVD comes complete with outtakes and behind the scenes featurette ‘Making Murder’. Check out this terrifying trailer:

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.
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Contest: Win The Ice Cream Truck on DVD

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Uncork'd Entertainment is serving up freshly chilled scares with their recent home media release of The Ice Cream Truck, and we've been provided with three DVD copies of the psychological horror film to give away to Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) DVD copy of The Ice Cream Truck.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “The Ice Cream Truck Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 4th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of
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"James Toback Humped My Leg In Central Park"

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An Interview with the makers of Infinity Baby

2017: The Weinstein’s, Toback’s, Spacey’s, C.K’s, Affleck’s, and Hoffman’s of the film world have, for the first time, been ousted from their Hollywood havens and floated down an assembly line into the best short-term rehab facilities movie money can buy.

The effect is all encompassing, not just for filmmakers & entertainers, but for politicians (George H.W Bush, Al Franken), and the civilians who consume them, too. The influence is so sweeping that, come the 40th Denver Film Festival, a Toback story derailed an interview organized between the cast and crew of the feature film Infinity Baby, that was held in a small corner of the city’s Civic Center.

In attendance: Infinity Baby’s director Bob Byington (7 Chinese Brothers, Harmony & Me), its writer Onur Tukel (Catfight, The Misogynists), and its star Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee,
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Syfy announces cast for Deadly Class TV series

Last month it was announced that Syfy had given a pilot order to Deadly Class, an adaptation of Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s Image Comics series, and now the network has announced details of the cast for the TV series, along with their character descriptions (via Deadline):

Benedict Wong is set for the series regular role of Master Lin, the headmaster of the School for the Deadly Arts. Deadly and feared. He’s an ever-changing chameleon who keeps his students desperate for his approval.

Benjamin Wadsworth will play Marcus. At one point we were all Marcus, an awkward outcast full of social anxiety struggling to find his place in the cold and brutal world of high school. Marcus is bottled rage, if his life had been normal this kid might have been an artist, even a poet. Instead he’s had to survive life on the streets of San Francisco.
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First look at John Hennigan in ‘Never Leave Alive’

This November former WWE and Ecw World Champion, and current Impact Wrestling star, John Hennigan is back in action in Never Leave Alive, alongside Banshee and Game of Thrones star Joseph Gatt. Wrestling superstar Hennigan (Boone: The Bounty Hunter) finds himself trapped on a deserted island where he’s forced to take down a sociopathic ex-kgb agent and his brutally violent partner in the film released next month.

Rick Rainsford is trapped on a deserted island with his reluctant companion, Anna. While attempting to save another gravely injured survivor they find themselves hunted by Zaroff, a sociopathic ex-kgb Agent long with his partner Ivan. In spite of their differences Rick and Anna must work together to disarm Zaroff’s deadly traps, survive his assistant’s brutal attacks, and escape the island alive.

Directed by Steven Lamorte, Never Leave Alive is out on VOD on November 7th from Wild Eye Releasing.
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Tom Hanks Will Build a Robot for His Dog in Sci-Fi Thriller Bios

Tom Hanks Will Build a Robot for His Dog in Sci-Fi Thriller Bios
Tom Hanks is attached to star in a hot new sci-fi project called Bios, which is currently being shopped to studios, with several potential bidders eyeing the project. Among them are Legendary, Warner Bros. and Studio 8, but whichever studio lands this project, they're expected to get to work rather quickly, with production being eyed to start in the first quarter of 2018, after the busy schedule of Tom Hanks starts to clear up.

The script was written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, which is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The story centers on a robot built by its ailing creator (Tom Hanks) to take care of his beloved dog, as he starts to fade away. Along the way, this robot learns about love, friendship and the meaning of human life. No further details were given about the story, or how many other characters still need to be cast. Still, given
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Watch an exclusive clip from dating app horror Bad Match

A young guy is about to learn that you need to beware of love at first swipe when he gets more than he bargains for on a dating app in the upcoming horror Bad Match, and thanks to Gravitas Ventures we have an exclusive clip from the film which you can watch below, or over on our YouTube channel…

Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Deception) seems to have it all—a great job at a trendy agency, tons of friends, and an active sex life thanks to a range of dating apps. A believer in the power of a swipe to the right, Harris has mastered the art of a successful first date that never traps him into a second one. But that all changes when he matches and meets up with Riley (Lili Simmons, Banshee). Unlike Harris, Riley isn’t looking for a one-night-stand – she’s looking for the perfect match with laser-like focus.
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Stephanie Laing’s Online Network Pypo Teaming Up with Norwegian Air

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Pypo, the multi-platform comedy network for women founded by Emmy winner Stephanie Laing, has partnered with Norwegian Air. According to a press release, the airline’s flights will feature exclusive Pypo content as their onboard entertainment beginning March 2018. The deal will also see Pypo “produce a unique event for Norwegian in early 2018” as well as potentially develop Norwegian Air-specific programming.

“We are very happy to have Norwegian as the first airline to dedicate a channel for Pypo on their flights, a channel for their female passengers to laugh and be entertained. As a frequent flyer and a woman, I appreciate an airline catering to my needs,” Laing commented.

“We are truly excited to partner with Stephanie Laing and Pypo, which is a whole new direction for Norwegian. Together we will be able to bring our passengers fresh content,” added Anders Lindström, Norwegian’s Director of Communications, USA. “We’re very pleased to be able to partake in Stephanie’s creative world and having something so unique produced for us.”

Designed for women “who are taking control of the conversation,” Pypo’s website produces original programming and editorial content. Each week the network chooses a topic to delve into via its content and social media. Pypo’s goal is to build “a place for women who are looking for a new narrative; one that speaks directly to who they are, and what they want.”

Rose Byrne (“Bridesmaids”), singer-songwriter Norah Jones, Michaela Watkins (“Casual”), comedian Kathy Griffin, and Mo Gaffney (“Ab Fab”) are among the stars of Pypo programming. Pypo directors include Laing, Susan Jacobson (“The Holding”), Gracie Otto (“The Last Impresario”), and Camille Solari (“A Tale of James Brown”).

Laing is Pypo’s creative director. She has helmed the short “Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow” and two episodes of “Veep” as well as produced projects like “Vice Principals,” “Divorce,” and “Banshee.” Laing’s feature directorial debut — the Gugu Mbatha-Raw romantic drama “Irreplaceable You” — is currently in post-production.

Stephanie Laing’s Online Network Pypo Teaming Up with Norwegian Air was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More

TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More
Kristin Chenoweth is about to discover she’s The Real Fairy Godmother. (Where do we sign up to be one of her charges?)

The actress will star in the ABC single-camera comedy from her Hairspray Live! collaborators/executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPushing DaisiesKristin Chenoweth Recalls a Spectacular, On-Set Pie Fail

In the project — which has received a put-pilot commitment from the network — Chenoweth plays a self-absorbed “real housewife” who learns that she’s descended from a secret order of fairy godmothers, and must use her magical abilities to help those in need.
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‘Warrior’: Cinemax Sets Cast & Director For Bruce Lee-Inspired Martial Arts Series

Warrior, Cinemax’s upcoming Tong Wars drama series from Fast & Furious‘ Justin Lin and Banshee co-creator Jonathan Tropper, has assembled an international cast, led by British actor Andrew Koji, and has tapped Assaf Bernstein (Netflix’s Fauda) to direct the pilot. The 10-episode series, inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, is slated to begin production on Oct. 22 in Cape Town, South Africa. Warrior — the first homegrown tentpole series under…
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NBC Developing Legal Drama from Actress Maya Dunbar

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Former “Banshee” star Maya Dunbar has sold a family legal drama to NBC, Deadline reports. The actress, whose credits include Ava DuVernay’s second feature “Middle of Nowhere,” “The Mentalist,” and “Southland,” is collaborating on the project with producers Demetrius Spencer and Michael Rosenberg (“Hung”) and Universal TV.

Still untitled, the show centers centers around “the country’s most successful African American civil rights attorney and his family-run law firm,” the source summarizes. “When tragedy strikes they’re forced to dive into their own dark pasts, walking the murky line between the law and self-preservation to save their future and the legacy of their powerful family name.”

Dunbar penned the script. In 2012 she received her first writing credit for an episode of “For Richer or Poorer,” a series she starred in. According to Deadline, this project marks her first network script sale.

Other women-created series in the works at NBC include an untitled female-led doctor comedy from actress Sugar Lyn Beard (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”) and “Good Girls,” a drama about suburban moms who decide to rob a store from “The Family” creator Jenna Bans.

Back in August the network announced “Female Forward,” a new annual initiative. Led by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in partnership with TV director Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland,” “Mad Men”), the program will provide 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow episodes of an NBC series as well as an in-season commitment to direct at least one episode of the series they shadow.

NBC Developing Legal Drama from Actress Maya Dunbar was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Syfy gives pilot order to comic book adaptation Deadly Class

According to THR, Syfy has given a pilot order to Deadly Class, a drama based upon the Image Comics title from Rick Remender and Wes Craig. The script has been penned by Remender and Miles Feldsott, with Adam Targum (Banshee) set to serve as showrunner as well as executive producing with Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War), Mike Larocca (Spy) and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline).

Set against the backdrop of 80s counterculture, Deadly Class is described as “a unique coming-of-age journey) and “follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.”

Syfy has the DC Comics Superman prequel series Krypton incoming, and has recently ordered George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers to series, as well as pilots for Tremors and The Purge.
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Deadly Class TV series gets some interest from Syfy

Jim Dandy Kirsten Howard Sep 28, 2017

The cogs on the TV adaptation of the much-loved Deadly Class comic have started moving again, over at Syfy...

Rick Remender and Wes Craig's Deadly Class, which was announced as being under development for television at the last San Diego Comic Con by Marvel golden boys the Russo brothers, has been optioned to pilot by Syfy, according to a report in Deadline.

The comic, which follows a group of teenagers as they attend a high school for assassins and make their way through San Francisco's late '80s punk scene, has been published by Image Comics since 2014. The book focuses on Marcus Lopez, a homeless Nicaraguan teen who gets recruited for the school. His first decision as a student is to kill Ronald Reagan, and that's somehow the least bad decision he makes in the entire book.

The newly-ordered pilot will be written by Remender and Miles Feldstott.
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Trailer and poster for neon-noir ‘Death Waits for No Man’

Described as “The Postman Always Rings Twice meets Drive“, writer-director Armin Siljkovic’s neon-doused indie noir-thriller Death Waits for No Man, is an unnerving and complex chronicle of a neon art collector that seduces a lone drifter into killing her abusive husband.

Expected to release in the Fall, Death Waits for No Man is headlined by Black SailsAngelique Pretorius, alongside Bradley Snedeker (The Young and the Restless), Corey Rieger (Banshee) and Travis Myers. Check out the trailer and poster below:
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